Laurel  began her career at A Family First Insurance Agency in 2011. She is a licensed agent who provides superior customer service to our insurance family. She graduated from the University of Northwestern - St. Paul in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Laurel is the Operations Manager and handles the accounting functions for A Family First Insurance Agency. She is happily married to a Chicago sports fan. She has been a youth volleyball coach, and she is active in several other volunteer activities including a recent short term mission trip to India with Children's Opportunity Foundation. Most recently, Laurel & her husband are enjoying every minute of being expectant new parents to BABY PRIOLA.

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Jennie first started working with insurance in the hospital setting in Minnesota in 1990 for 12 years, she then worked for a local insurance company for 5 years.  She loves working with people and helping then with their insurance needs and understanding their insurance coverage. She is married to a wonderful man who helps her with all her crafty ideas and they are the parents  of 4 children who keep them busy with their sports of Dancing, Golf, and their oldest loves doing Demolition Derbies. They live on a farm and are very active in 4H, along with both Jennie and her husband being on the Waseca County Fair Board. They love to camp and take cruises. Jennie got licensed in Property and Causality in the summer of 2017 and is excited to join A Family First Insurance Agency and help others with their insurance needs.



Our agency realizes that everything we do must honor God. We will help people understand insurance and show people choices so they can make wise decisions. We will show respect, compassion and character in all our actions, decisions and advice.

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About Our Local Agents in Owatonna:

(who apparently all love black shirts)

Hershey began her career in 2016 as a our part-time office helper. She works 'if and when' she wants to. She mostly searches for food and entertains the staff. She does not have the same customer service attitude that the rest of the staff possesses. So when you call- do not ask for Hershey.

Sarah Schmidt started working with insurance in 1996. She worked as an local insurance agent for C & M Insurance Agency and United Prairie Insurance before starting A Family First Insurance Agency in 2009. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Northwestern College in 2000. Sarah loves helping small businesses find insurance solutions. Sarah also handles the medicare, health, and life insurance for our agency. Sarah enjoys spending time going to her kid's soccer, volleyball, and basketball games and hanging out with her wonderful husband, Robert. The Schmidt's oddly enjoy embarrassing their 3 teenagers and 1 pre-teen. They do not enjoy paying the teen driver's auto insurance premiums- thank goodness they have connections to find competitive rates for teens!